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Travesties, a Play
Travesties, a Play
by Tom Stoppard
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Travesties was born out of Stoppard's noting that in 1917 three of the twentieth century's most crucial revolutionaries -- James Joyce, the Dadaist founder Tristan Tzara, and Lenin -- were all living in Zurich. Also living in Zurich at this time was a... (read more)

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Selected Poems and Four Plays
Selected Poems and Four Plays
by William B Yeats
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Since its first appearance in 1962, M. L. Rosenthal's classic selection of Yeats's poems and plays has attracted hundreds of thousands of readers. This newly revised edition includes 211 poems and 4 plays. It adds The Words Upon the Window-Pane, one of... (read more)

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Tom Stoppard: Plays 5: Aracadia, the Real Thing, Night & Day, Indian Ink, Hapgood
Tom Stoppard: Plays 5: Aracadia, the Real Thing, Night & Day, Indian Ink, Hapgood
by Tom Stoppard
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Plays Five: Arcadia The Real Thing Night & Day; Indian Ink; Hapgood This fifth collection of Tom Stoppard's plays brings together five classic plays by one of the most celebrated dramatists writing in the English language. Arcadia received the... (read more)

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Death and the King's Horseman (Critical Edition) (03 Edition)
Death and the King's Horseman (Critical Edition) (03 Edition)
by Wole Soyinka
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'The text is accompanied by an introduction and explanatory annotations. \"Backgrounds and Contexts\" provides readers with a thorough understanding of the play\"s traditional African contexts. \"Criticism\" includes nine major essays on Death and the... (read more)

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
by Tom Stoppard
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Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worms-eve view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeares play. In... (read more)

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Four Major Plays: Volume 1 (Signet Classics)
Four Major Plays: Volume 1 (Signet Classics)
by Henrik Ibsen
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Four Major Plays: Volume I A Doll House The Wild Duck Hedda Gabler The Master Builder Among the greatest and best known of Ibsen’s works, these four plays brilliantly exemplify his landmark contributions to the theater: his realistic dialogue... (read more)

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Copenhagen (98 Edition)
Copenhagen (98 Edition)
by Michael Frayn
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The Tony Award—winning play that soars at the intersection of science and art, Copenhagen is an explosive re-imagining of the mysterious wartime meeting between two Nobel laureates to discuss the atomic bomb. In 1941 the German physicist Werner... (read more)

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Arcadia (93 Edition)
Arcadia (93 Edition)
by Tom Stoppard
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Now this is important theatre. Yes, a play, and I recommend seeing it performed if you ever get the chance to, but read it beforehand if you want to have a chance of understanding it. I actually played Valentine in a production of Arcadia (I had a... (read more)

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Importance of Being Earnest and Four Other Plays (Trade) (03 Edition)
Importance of Being Earnest and Four Other Plays (Trade) (03 Edition)
by Oscar Wilde
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The Importance of Being Earnest and Four Other Plays, by Oscar Wilde, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful... (read more)

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Little Clay Cart : : an English Translation of the Mrcchakatika of Sudraka, As Adapted for the Stage (94 Edition)
Little Clay Cart : : an English Translation of the Mrcchakatika of Sudraka, As Adapted for the Stage (94 Edition)
by A. L. Basham
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This is one of the best Sanskrit plays and it is known very widely. Basham's excellent adaptation makes the play more accessible in English than any previous rendering.... (read more)

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Waiting for Godot
Waiting for Godot
by Samuel Beckett
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From an inauspicious beginning at the tiny Left Bank Theatre de Babylone in 1953, followed by bewilderment among American and British audiences, Waiting for Godot has become of the most important and enigmatic plays of the past fifty years and a... (read more)

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The Importance of Being Earnest (Dover Thrift Editions)
The Importance of Being Earnest (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Oscar Wilde
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Here is Oscar Wilde's most brilliant tour de force, a witty and buoyant comedy of manners that has delighted millions in countless productions since its first performance in London's St. James' Theatre on February 14, 1895. The Importance of Being... (read more)

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The Investigation: Oratorio in 11 Cantos
The Investigation: Oratorio in 11 Cantos
by Peter Weiss
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The Investigation is a dramatic re-construction of the Frankfurt War Crimes trials, based on the actual evidence given. This testimony concerning Auschwitz and the atrocities which were enacted there has been edited and extracted by Peter Weiss into a... (read more)

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Shakespeare A to Z: The Essential Reference to His Plays, His Poems, His Life and Times, and More
Shakespeare A to Z: The Essential Reference to His Plays, His Poems, His Life and Times, and More
by Charles Boyce
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 725-728).... (read more)

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Art: A Play
Art: A Play
by Yasmina Reza
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The Tony Award-winning play that focuses on the meaning of art (in the form of a solid white painting) as well as the meaning of friendship, to both the man who bought the painting and the two friends who come to see it." Yasmina Reza, born in Paris in... (read more)

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The Garden Party and Other Plays: And Other Plays
The Garden Party and Other Plays: And Other Plays
by Vaclav Havel
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Gathered together here for the first time are seven plays that span Havel's career from his early days at the Theater of the Balustrade through the Prague Spring, Charter 77, and the repeated imprisonments that made Havel's name into a rallying cry and... (read more)

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Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Modern Classics)
Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Modern Classics)
by Bertolt Brecht
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In this savage and witty parable written in exile in 1941, Brecht recasts the rise of Hitler as a small-time Chicago gangster's takeover of the city's greengrocery trade. This prizewinning translation by Ralph Manheim skilfully captures the wide range of... (read more)

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Cloud Nine (85 Edition)
Cloud Nine (85 Edition)
by Caryl Churchill
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Cloud 9 not only marked the theatrical breakthrough of preeminent British playwright Caryl Churchill, but proved a milestone in the portrayal of sexual liberation and feminism. "A playwright of genuine audacity and assurance, able to use her considerable... (read more)

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Five Plays (88 Edition)
Five Plays (88 Edition)
by Thomas Middleton
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This collection of plays shows Middleton experimenting with the classical genres of tragedy and comedy as he develops his own individual dramatic voice. In his early comedies, characterized by an almost Terentian delight in ingenious plotting, love and... (read more)

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God of Carnage (09 Edition)
God of Carnage (09 Edition)
by Yasmina Reza
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What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behavior of their children? A calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly? Or a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums, and... (read more)

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